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2011
Conservation, Collaboration and
Community since 1953
A Year of Challenges,
Opportunities, & Initiatives
Dear SVT Members,
Wow—you did it again! In the past year, because of your
time, energy, and financial support, SVT had a big impact in
favor of conservation. You helped protect 150 acres of land
for agriculture and for nature. Through your stewardship staff
and volunteers, you maintained and improved 40 miles of foot
trails in our reservations, designed trails for the new Summer
Star Wildlife Sanctuary, and set up service opportunities for
seven Eagle Scout candidates and 450 other volunteers. You
hosted 80 events to learn about and enjoy our natural resources. You helped build a community
garden in an urban neighborhood in South Framingham. And, you kept SVT in sound financial
health. Thank you!
In addition to you excellent members and SVT’s experienced professional staff, our effectiveness
last year benefitted from a secret weapon. Two young adult AmeriCorps service members
advanced our cause, giving a great boost to important aspects of stewardship and land protection.
Through their efforts, we were able to make a marked increase in community outreach and
education, and also complete descriptive baseline documentation on ten properties—a necessary
starting-point for future comparison.
A few years ago, our national service organization, the Land Trust Alliance, established a
program to accredit land trusts that could attain rigorous standards in their procedures for
land transactions, property management, record-keeping, and governance. This year, SVT took
major preparatory steps down the road leading to formal application in the spring of 2012.
We decided to make the necessary investment because we believe that the day will come when
funders, communities, land donors, and conservation-savvy members will expect land trusts with
professional staffs to be accredited.
We’ve occupied Wolbach Farm for seven years now. This beautiful location provides an attractive
environment for volunteers, staff, and visitors. The nature trail will soon be extended to a higher
level on Goodmans Hill, to the top of the field at Fairbank Farm, offering a fine view of the
Boston skyline. To date, Wolbach maintenance has been reasonably affordable thanks to the
efficiency of caretaker Chris Wilson, the efforts of star volunteer Brad Conant, and the groups of
students who help pull the grounds together each spring. Under the leadership of Laura Mattei,
the Wolbach Facilities Committee has been working out the best plan for replacing the ramp
at the back of the barn and thinking ahead to the sad but seemingly inevitable removal of the
outmoded and deteriorating greenhouse. It’s a classic design—perhaps you know someone who
would like to adopt it?
OUR MISSION:
Sudbury Valley Trustees is a
regional land trust that conserves
land and protects wildlife habitat
in the Concord, Assabet, and
Sudbury river basin for the
benefit of present and future
generations.
ABOUT US:
Founded in 1953, Sudbury Valley
Trustees is supported today by
a membership of approximately
3,000 individuals, families and
corporations throughout 36
different communities in the
Concord, Assabet and Sudbury
river basin. Working in close
collaboration with landowners,
businesses, local conservation
commissions and government
agencies, SVT pursues its land
protection goals through land
acquisition and stewardship,
advocacy and education.
The organization currently owns,
through gift and purchase, more
than 2,150 acres in seventeen
communities. In addition, it
holds conservation restrictions
on more than 1,550 acres and has
been instrumental in preserving
several thousand acres now
protected by public agencies. SVT
is responsible for the protection
and care of 130 properties, which
include wetlands, sensitive
habitats, trails, open spaces, and
major sanctuaries.
A Year of Challenges, Opportunities & Initiatives
continued from the cover
We often hear statements like, “Why do you keep yourselves such a
secret? I’ve lived in town for decades and have never heard of you.” We
are trying to raise our profile. You might have noticed our Earth Day
signs displayed last spring by about a hundred members. If you would
like one for next year, please let us know. We’re exploring the potential of
internet social media for communication with the rising generation. We
offer free email subscriptions to two weekly publications: Outdoors This
Week, a listing of events and outings sponsored by various organizations
that might be of interest to our members, and Nature Sightings, an
electronic send of the week’s submissions to that page of our website, which
gives us a glimpse of the beautiful, elusive creatures that live among us.
of Our Landscape.” He also offers slide presentations about our local
wildlife. All of his talks highlight the importance of SVT’s conservation
work and are free of charge.
You can help people become aware of us. SVT has about 3,000 members,
which is a lot of households—but we’d rather have 4,000. Would you
consider giving a gift membership to someone you know who shares your
value of conservation? We’ll make it affordable—you can take advantage
of our $25 introductory rate. Just contact our Director of Membership,
Michael Sanders, at (978) 443-5588 x111.
Thank you for your membership in Sudbury Valley Trustees. We exist
because you care, and we’re thriving because a lot of us are working hard
together with a shared purpose.
Another way to help increase public awareness of SVT is by inviting Ron
to speak to your organization. This year, he added a new slide lecture to
his repertoire. It’s called “Massachusetts’s Land and Wildlife: The History
Most members seem satisfied with the amount of information they receive
about SVT in this modest annual report and in our newsletter, The Wren.
But if you’re curious to dig deeper, we would be happy to provide more
details, such as our five-year strategic plan and report on our progress,
our audited financial statements, or more information about SVT’s
application for accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance. Any of these are
available on request to our Office Manager, Nancy Hallen, x110.
Sincerely yours,
Ron McAdow, Executive Director
Saving Land in
Your Community
Colin Anderson, President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
STAFF
Colin Anderson, Sudbury,
President
Ron McAdow,
Executive Director
Iryna Priester, Wayland,
Vice President
Ellen Byrne,
Business Manager
Bruce Osterling, Sudbury,
Treasurer
Christa Hawryluk Collins,
Director of Land Protection
Susan Crane, SVT Staff, Clerk
Susan J. Crane,
Land Protection Specialist
Jamie Bemis, Concord
Boundary
of Concord
River Basin
Brian Clew, Framingham
Ashley Davies, AmeriCorps
Member
Sherrill Cline, Sudbury
Nancy Hallen, Office Manager
Richard Dinjian, Shrewsbury
Ellie Johnson, Office Assistant
Marylynn Gentry, Wayland
Laura Mattei,
Director of Stewardship
Chris Jenny, Wayland
Richard Johnson, Concord
Robert Kamen, Sudbury
Deirdre Menoyo, Sudbury
Arthur Milliken, Concord
David Moore, Framingham
Richard Perkins, Stow
Pam Resor, Acton
Stephen Richmond, Sudbury
Stephen Winthrop, Wayland
Michael Sanders,
Director of Membership
Dan Stimson,
Assistant Director of
Stewardship
Audra Valaitis, AmeriCorps
Member
Chris Wilson, Caretaker
Annual Report Staff
Nancy Hallen, Editor
Jason Fairchild, Designer
Sudbury Valley Trustees
18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
Tel: 978/443-5588 • Fax: 978/443-2333
E-mail: [email protected] • Website: www.svtweb.org
2011
We are grateful for the generosity of our 3,000 members, foundations, business
sponsors, and in-kind contributors who have supported SVT’s conservation
efforts highlighted in this report. Listed below are individuals, foundations, and
businesses who contributed to our Annual Fund between between July 1, 2010
and June 30, 2011.
Due to space limitations, we are only able to list donors of $250 and above. We
wish to extend sincere thanks to all of our contributors.
Contributions of $10,000 and up
Anonymous (2)
Donna and Art Appel
Ms. Katherine Brobeck
Cile and Bill Hicks
David and Lisa Solomon
The Stevenson Family Charitable Trust
Stephen Winthrop and
M. Jane Williamson
Contributions of $5,000-$9,999
Anonymous (1)
Jamie Bemis
Genzyme Corporation
Donald and Patricia Jones
Tony and Judy King
Yasuko and Richard Mattione
Mr. Arthur Milliken
Drs. Winifred and Leroy Parker
Ms. Marion B. Smith
Joy and Alfred Viola
Phillip Zamore & Catherine Colinvaux
Contributions of $1,000-$4,999
Anonymous (9)
Mrs. Janice Abbot
Colin and Melody Anderson
Mary and John Antes
Ms. Mary W. Atkinson
Frederick and Janet Ballou
Mrs. Elaine W. Beals
Molly and John Beard
Rein and Nancy Beeuwkes
Lisa Marie Bendixen and
Jonathan Leehey
Bose Corporation
Ms. Dinah Buechner-Vischer
Lawrence and Kim Buell
Mr. John Bullitt
Charles and Sarah Cabot
Brian and Alison Clew
J. Christopher and Keena Clifford
Ms. Sherri Cline &
Mr. Thomas McGowan
Edward and Susan Culver
Rebecca and John Cutting
Michael and Barbara Eisenson
Mr. Bruce C. Farrell
Michael and Betsey Fitzgerald
Philip and Marcia Giudice
James and Marla Greenfield
John and Nancy Hammond
Gail and Jan Hardenbergh
John and Betsy Harder
Gretchen and Matt Heid
Mr. Rob Held
Ms. Lucy Henderson and
Mr. Adam Levesque
Mr. Michael Perricone and
Ms. Marta Hersek
David and Dianne Hoaglin
Richard and Margaret Houlding
Andi and Chris Jenny
Rick and Louise Johnson
Robert Kamen & Trudi Veldman
Paul and Ann Kaplan
Jeff and Kathy Klinger
John and Marilyn Kucharski
William and Michele Landes
Ms. Gertrude Lanman
Ms. Shalin Liu
Mr. William McCune
Mr. John K. Metzger
Middlesex Savings Bank
Clark and Jane Moeller
Charles and Lois Morgan
Nancy Conger Weldon Charitable
Foundation
Bruce and Lee Osterling
Mr. Morgan Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. Laird Pendleton
Pamela P. Resor
Mr. Steve Richmond and
Ms. Julie Weinstein
Thomas and Johanna Robinson
Abby and Donald Rosenfeld
Mr. Glenn H. Sacra
Barbara and Ed Scolnick
Ms. Elizabeth C. Sluder
Ms. Nancy B. Soulette
David and Stephanie Spina
Edward and Helen Stewart
Edith M. Stokey
Ms. Laura Stookey-Stuart
David and Susan Therrien
Jim and Lisa Valone
Mrs. Emily V. Wade
Mr. Jonathan Wicks and
Ms. Meredith Becker
Steve and Linda Wohler
SVT’s Stewardship Department provided service opportunities to 208 adults and
235 youths who contributed over 1,800 volunteer hours. This EMS workgroup
helped construct the Walnut Hill Trail, a keystone link to trails in Northborough,
Westborough, Marlborough and Southborough.
Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson
Ms. Betty Wright
Ms. Marillyn Zacharis
Contributions of $500-$999
Anonymous (14)
Ms. Carol Abbot
Mr. Robert W. Ackerman
Charles and Lea Anderson
Mr. William Andreas
Reed and Barbara Anthony
Weegie Antle
Bob and Sue Armstrong
Mr. David Bates and
Ms. Margaret McKane
Mr. Russell S. Beede
Ms. Susan F. Beede and
Mr. Jay Copeland
Mr. Frank A. Bell
Mrs. Maisy Bennett
Jim and Carolyn Birmingham
Ms. Leonora Bizzarri
Michael Blau and Ann Muschett
Joseph and Audrey Bonanno
Joseph and Julie Bradley
Bill and Barbara Burgess
Peter and Joan Buxton
Ronald and Elizabeth Campbell
David and Susan Clark
John and Maria Cox
Ms. Helen Crary
Richard and Katherine Cromwell
Kenneth Descoteaux &
Leslie DeSimone
William and Mavis Efthim
Robert and Marilyn Ellsworth
Robert and Patricia Engel
Anthony and Jennifer Fortunato
The Frameloft and Gallery
Marylynn Gentry and
Christopher Riley
Roy and Leslee Halleran
Matthew and Karin Halperin
Mr. Harry Hanson and
Mrs. Ann Hollingsworth
George and D.D. Harrington
John and Tessa Hedley-Whyte
John and Georgette Heerwagen
Prof. Donald Hindley
Joseph Holmes and Susan Avery
Frank Huntowski and Kim Ogden
Interstate Gas & Oil Co.
Ms. Susan Jacobs
Pliny and Sue Jewell
Donald W. and Nancy Jones
Stan and Dottie Shelton
Tom and Lisa Shively
Karen and Joel Sirkin
Paul and Susan Skeath van Mulbregt
Michael and Jill Stansky
Sonja Strong
Ms. Jeannine Harriet Turenne
Mr. Richard D. Urell
Ms. Barberie vanValey McQueen
Village Bank
Mr. Norval Leon Wardle
Mr. Peter T. Wheeler and
Ms. Elizabeth H. Munro
Maurice and Diane Williams
Mr. Hugh W. Chandler and
Ms. Katherine H. Wrean
Contributions of $250-$499
Anonymous (20)
Robert and Rita Anderson
Back Row Design
John and Josephine Baggott
Annette and Paul Bakstran
Ms. Francesca Bang and
Dr. Gerald Gleich
Robert and Shirley Barnes
Douglas and Lisa Barth
Marshall and Nikki Bartlett
Stuart and Lee Bauer
Mr. Whitney Beals and Mrs. Pam Esty
Ms. Gwenyth Beaven
Peter and Paula Bentinck-Smith
Dave and Kathe Bernstein
Bruce Black and Mary Brogan
Charles and Wendy Black
Joshua and Amy Boger
Mike and Alison Bonney
Daniel and Jill Bradford
Mr. Dennis Briefer
John Butler and Katherine Whitehouse
AmeriCorps service members Thai Ha-Ngoc and Erin Snook were valuable contributors to the SVT team in fiscal year 2011.
Cambridge Trust
Company
Mr. Stanley F. Carroll
Mr. Jeffrey D. Carter and
Ms. Caryn L. Johnson
Jim Catterton and Lois
Wasoff
Lynne Cavanaugh and
Jim Kitendaugh
Mr. Jeffrey Clements and
Ms. Nancy Heselton
Mr. Charles Clough
Mr. Steven Cohen
Mr. Bruce Comjean
Mr. A. Bradford Conant
Ms. Susan Crane
Paul and Karen Dale
Todd and Patricia Davis
Mr. Paul Deninger and
Ms. Lori Colella
Mark and Valarie
Dietrich
SVT increased its social media presence this year, includJohn and Patricia
ing its new electronic newsletter Nature Sightings.
Drobinski
Gerard and Beth du Toit
Mark and Jody Kablack
Mrs. Dorothy Dunlay
Mr. Steven Kandrac and
Ralph and Mildred Ellis
Ms. Nancy Curran
Ms. Kris R. Estes
Lauren Kaplan and Russell Green
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths
James and Cherry Karlson
Bob Farrington and Mary Faulkner
Joseph and Maxine Kasabula
Michael Fee and
Mr. Edward M. Kaye
Michele Fee Smith
Bill and Myra Keller
Martin and Barbara Feldzon
Wayne and Judy Keseberg
Mr. Frederick Findlay
Miss Alessandra Kingsford
Ms. Elaine H. Fite
Ann and David Kirk
Mr. Robert W. Freund
Tom and Deborah Kruskal
Michael and Mary Garfield
Jeff and Bronwyn Lamont
Mr. Allen Glick
Gustave and Elise Laurenzi
George and Corinne Gols
Gonzalo and Holly Leon
Mr. Thomas Green and
Steven and Pamela Lesser
Ms. Jeannie Vineyard
Ms. Sally Linden
Paul Greenspan and
Elliot and Lenore Lobel
Christine Wisniewski
Dennis and Celia Lombardo
Mr. Peter Guldberg
Will and Judy Mack
Gwen Gut
Rick and Laura Malnight
Mr. Chris Hamilos
Math Works, Inc.
Mr. Devens H. Hamlen
Ron McAdow and Betsy Stokey
Mr. Peter Hamlin and Ms. Lee Mason
Mr. C. Lawrence Meador
Ms. Judy Handley
Ms. Barbara Melnick
Mr. John Harper and Ms. Ellen Tohn
Bernard and Elizabeth Meyer
Dr. Tammy C. Harris
Kathrin and Hank Midgley
Ms. M. E. Priscilla Hele
Mr. Anthony Mirenda and
Marty and John Henderson
Ms. Tracey Cornogg
Dick and Trude Hirsch
Maia Miskin
Mr. Peter Hoenig and Ms. Cathy Schen
David and Jaye Moore
Mr. David Holdorf and Ms. Kathy Dwyer Mr. Martin Moran
Joseph Horowitz and Nancy Hicks
Rozsi Moser and Matthew Ginty
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Iuliano
Lana and Kevin Murphy
William and Leslie Jacques
Susan Mygatt
Donald and Suzanne Jenkins
Ogden and Judith Nackoney
Joan and Bruce Johnson
Nathan and Sally Newbury
Mr. Leonard Jolles
Mr. Gary Norris
Neil Golden
Barbara Jordan & Bob Pemberton
Mr. Stephen R. Kahn and
Ms. Janet A. Pendleton
Thomas and Cynthia Kazior
Christopher and Susan Klem
Mr. Richard Lawrence and
Ms. Patrice McCabe
John and Kathleen Lehmann
Jennifer and Fred Leichter
Mary and Bob Lentz
Madeline Leone and
John Mastrobattista
Christopher and Joan Lynch
Lisa Rose and Richard Mandel
Ms. Ingrid Mayyasi
Drs. Joseph and Kathleen McCarthy
Mr. Bernard J. McHugh and
Ms. Frances H. Clark
Deirdre Menoyo
Ms. Nancy J. Moore
Mr. L. E. Morris and Ms. Betty Salzberg
Thomas Mullen and
Catherine Coleman
Ms. Marilyn Murphy
Raymond and Lucille Nava
Stephen and Mary Neff
Ms. Suzanne R. Newton
Peg Norwood
Mr. John M. Nystrom
Jenny and Frank Phillips
Mr. David J. Poorvu
Mrs. Susan Pope
Iryna and Richard Priester
Mr. and Mrs. David Richardson
Ronald and Karen Riggert
Russell’s Garden Center
Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth and Frederick Rust
Mr. Maurice Samuels
Robert and Shari Sanford
Dan and Lisa Schimmel
Mr. Brian O’Herlihy
Ms. Karen J. O’Neill and
Mr. John C. Grosjean
Karin and Kevin Paquin
Mr. David P. Parker
Everett and Sally Parker
Ms. Lydia Pastuszek and
Mr. Brian Monahan
John and Lydia Perkins
Richard and Cynthia Perkins
Christopher and Julie Petrini
Mr. David Pierson
Edward and Nina Pisinski
Ms. Kathleen A. Powers
Dennis and Kathi Prefontaine
Consuelo and John Quinn
Emil and Marty Ragones
Polly and Brock Reeve
Ms. Katherine Reiner
Ted and Anna Lou Rhoades
Mr. William M. Rhodes
Mr. Kenneth B. Rice
Glenn and Carolyn Robbins
Roger B. Sturgis & Assoc.
Mr. R. Karl Rookey
Ms. Suzanne Rudich
R. Eric and Carol Russell
Salem Five Charitable Foundation
Tomasz L. Schellenberg and
Grazyna Schellenberg
Sally Schnitzer
John and Gretchen Schuler
Loring and Andrew Schwarz
Larry and Diane Seiler
Toby R. Serkin
David Sette-Ducati & Amy Kennedy
John Shambroom and Donna Savastio
Gordon and Joy Shaw
Henry and Kathryn Shaw
Joseph and Connie Shay
Barbara and Eric Sheffels
Mr. Kimball T. Simpson and
Ms. Kathleen Donaghue
Ms. Mary G. Slavet
Mary Anne and Henry Smith
Regina and Michael Sommer
Laura and Chris Spear
Judith and Herbert Spivak
Sue and Bill Stason
Mrs. Eleanor Browne Stengel
Mr. Robert Sutherland
Chris and Jan Swain
Mr. Mark Sykes
Steven and Carol Tannenbaum
James E. and Paula Tashjian
Walter and Lynn Tennant
Mrs. Janet L. Testa
Mr. Peter D. Thayer
John and Kathleen Thomas
John and Nathalie Thompson
Mrs. Patricia A. Thompson
Richard and Marian Thornton
Tichnor Family Foundation
Conrad and Harriet Todd
Perry and Robin Traquina
Joseph and Marion Tratnyek
Eric and Elizabeth Truebenbach
Ms. Susan Tsantes
Mr. J. Edward Varallo
Ms. Lisa B. Venne
Lisa and Robert Virzi
Edmund J. Walsh and Jane M. Walsh
Mr. Robert Guy Washburn
Ms. Pam Weathers and
Mr. Stephen Dungan
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Weiner
Lewis and Joan Weintraub
Mr. William F. Welch
Mr. Michael Welles
Ms. Eileen P. White
Loren and Diane White
Ms. Debbie Whitehead
David and Mary Whittemore
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Winder
Richard and Carole Wolfe
Mr. Charles C. Woodard and
Ms. Lisa Eggleston
Ralph and Corinne Woodward
Richard and Cathy Wright
David and Angela Yildiz
Stephen and Anne Ziobrowski
Grants
Arthur Ashley Williams Foundation
The Entrust Fund
The Helen G. Hauben Foundation
Metrowest Community Health Care
Foundation
National Park Service
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Open Space Institute
Recreational Equipment Inc.
Sudbury Foundation
The Living Water Society
The Living Water Society is an honorary
group of members and friends who have
included SVT in their estate plans.
Anonymous (3)
Diana Abrashkin
Mrs. Elaine W. Beals
Mrs. Janet Caristo-Verrill
Carol H. Case
Richard and Lorraine Dinjian
Dr. Carol Englender
Ms. Betty Foley
Cile and Bill Hicks
Dick and Trude Hirsch
Robert and Vera Jodrey
Rick and Louise Johnson
Ms. Ruth Kennedy Sudduth
Jill Phelps Kern and John Faricelli
Ms. Sally Linden
Mrs. Dorothy Long
Ms. Judith Markland and
Mr. William Saunders
Charles and Lois Morgan
The Stevenson Family
Charitable Trust
Mr. Karl Thober
Lawrence and Edna Tighe
Joy and Alfred Viola
Hewlett Packard
Houghton Mifflin Company
International Business Machines
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Pfizer Inc.
The Prudential Foundation
State Street Matching Gift Program
Verizon Foundation
Waters Corporation
In Memory Of…
David Lee Goldberg
Henry Kolm
George Lewis
Eric Menoyo
Hank Norwood
Paula Roberts
Jonathan Strong
Richard Thompson
Wilfred and Mildred Turenne
Richard Williams
John Wilson
John Wolbach
Special Projects and Campaigns
$10,000 and up
Anonymous (2)
Colin and Melody Anderson
Michael and Barbara Eisenson
Cile and Bill Hicks
Andi and Chris Jenny
Ms. Shalin Liu
Mr. David M. Solomon
$2,500-$9,999
Rick and Louise Johnson
Richard and Marian Thornton
Joy and Alfred Viola
Robert and Tona White
$1,000-$2,499
Anonymous (1)
Marylynn Gentry and
Christopher Riley
Jill Phelps Kern and John Faricelli
Mr. Bernard J. McHugh and
Ms. Frances H. Clark
David and Jaye Moore
Thomas Mullen and
Catherine Coleman
Edmund J. Walsh and Jane M. Walsh
$250-$999
Matching
Among the land protection projects completed in fiscal 2011, Sweetwilliam Farm
conserved nearly 100 acres, which provided a link to over 2,000 acres of contiguous
conservation land.
AMD
Aptima, Inc. Matching Gift Program
CA Technologies
Citizens Bank
ExxonMobil Foundation
FM Global Foundation
General Electric Foundation
Charles and Lois Morgan
David and Sandra Morgan
Mr. Dana A. Perry
Barbara Tabak and David Damiano
Bequest
Henry Kolm
We have tried to make these lists accurate for fiscal year 2011. We apologize for any errors or omissions and hope that you will notify us of them.
SVT Financial Highlights
Revenues
Contributions and Grants
Membership
Land Transactions
Investment Income (Loss)
Unrealized Loss on Trade Land
Other Income
Total Revenues
committee members
2011
2010
2009
574,561
374,487
611,445
334,945
1,073,221
(363,300)
92,836
1,751,805
696,248
1,380,593
336,642
49,749
(725,455)
99,233
1,741,861
85,500
1,127,029
Expenses
Land Acquisition
Other Land/River Protection
Stewardship
Education/Advocacy
Development/ Membership
Administration
Total Expenses
92,225
279,377
257,144
70,624
219,163
163,686
1,082,219
500
286,223
239,508
89,122
187,835
147,979
951,167
1,104,930
267,822
232,248
65,532
245,931
165,737
2,082,200
Transfer of Mass Land Trust Assets
Increase/(Decrease) in Net Assets
669,586
790,694
(955,171)
Copies of the audited financial statements are available upon request.
treasurer’s report
SVT’s financial year runs from July 1 to June 30. Thanks to continued strong financial support from our
members and friends, the organization finished 2011 in good financial health.
The Financial Highlights consolidate results from the three major and distinct areas—operations, land
transactions, and portfolio investment results. The following table breaks out and explains each area separately.
Financial Highlights Components
2011
2010
669
791
88
75
2) Land Transaction Activities
(129)
(4)
3) Investment Income plus gains/(losses)
670
660
4) Other: Bequests
40
60
$ amount in 000s
Aggregate Increase/(decrease) in Net Assets
1) Surplus/(deficit) from Operations
1) Operations—This category includes total donations and revenue minus salaries, utilities, insurance,
stewardship, administration, education and cost of fundraising. In fiscal 2011 there was an operating surplus of
$88 thousand. This was primarily the result of strong financial support combined with managing expenses to a
less than planned level. In most years, SVT has just a small operating surplus.
2) Land transaction activities—This area includes funds raised in each year to preserve land, minus total cost
of surveys, legal expense, land protection personnel costs and SVT’s share of purchase cost of land parcels
or conservation restrictions. This number will be very large in years when SVT is raising funds for a large land
transaction, or it can be a significant deficit in years when the funds are paid out to complete a large transaction.
3) Investment income plus changes in value—This area includes primarily investment income and change in
value of SVT portfolio investments.
4) Bequests—In 2011, one bequest, totaling $40 thousand, was received and will be used for long-term land
protection.
SVT will continue to manage its resources, along with member and supporter
contributions, frugally and responsibly, while pursuing its mission to preserve and
take care of land.
BENEFIT
COMMITTEE
Donna Appel
Andi Jenny
Iryna Priester
(Chair)
Sonja Strong
Donna Watkins
Chris Wisniewski
Membership
and Outreach
Committee
Arthur Appel
Jamie Bemis
(Chair)
Lauren Kaplan
Laura Spear
Betsy Stokey
FINANCE
COMMITTEE
Robert Anderson
Jay Atlas
Brian Clew
Richard Dinjian
Bruce Osterling
(Chair)
David Richardson
Chris Riley
David Sette-Ducati
Ted York
LAND PROTECTION
COMMITTEE
Robert Anderson
Sherrill Cline
Richard Dinjian
Marylynn Gentry
Peter Martin
Deirdre Menoyo
David Moore
Richard Perkins
Stephen Richmond
(Chair)
Tom Robinson
Betsy Stokey
LAND PRESERVE
STEWARDS
Whitney Beals
Don Burn
Don & Estrella
Chauls
William Coder
Deborah Costine
Cathy Dingman
William Fadden
William Fafuri
Dan Foster
Audrey Garcia
Dean Holden
Doug Johnson
Michele Lemettais
Carol Levin
Frank Lyons
Ursula Lyons
Judy & William
Mack
John Metzger
Doug Mildram
Lawrence Morris
Bruce Porter
Michael Robinson
Lydia Rogers
Tom Roose
Peter Scrzypczak
Kim Simpson
Sudbury Girl Scout
Troop 77163
Leon Wardle
Peg Whelley
PRESIDENT’S
COUNCIL
Colin Anderson
Whitney Beals
John & Molly
Beard
Chris Clifford
Sherrill Cline
Catherine
Colinvaux
Lucile Hicks
Rick Johnson
Paul Kaplan
Ruth Kennedy
Sudduth
Shalin Liu
Arthur Milliken
Kip Sluder
Howard Stevenson
(Chair)
John Thomas
Stephen Winthrop
Marilyn Zacharis
SVT STEWARDSHIP
COMMITTEE
Whitney Beals
William Coder
Michele Grzenda
Doug Johnson
Rick Johnson
(Chair)
Robert Kamen
Fred King
Karin Paquin
Jeff Richards
Lydia Rogers
Emily Wheeler
WOLBACH
FACILITIES
COMMITTEE
Brian Clew
Richard Dinjian
(Chair)
Arthur Milliken
Bruce Osterling

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